I am a psychologist, songwriter, and filmmaker born in Washington D.C. now living in Lawrence, Kansas. I’m married to psychologist and author Harriet Lerner (www.harrietlerner.com). We have two grown sons, Matt and Ben.
I started writing songs in high school, and got serious in graduate school, when I considered changing directions to pursue music full time. I had just written the soundtrack for a feature film named Cowards. Though this anti-war movie turned out to be a cinematic dud, yet it was exciting to hear myself singing the theme song when the film opened at the Little Carnegie Theatre in New York City. Fortunately for me, I stayed with psychology.
When I worked as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, I found a way to bring my music, film, and psychology interests together. There I founded Menninger Video Productions, and produced many educational films for the mental health professions, and composed and performed the music for many of these programs.
In recent years my focus has turned to documentary films, and my most recent one is Strangers In Town, co-directed by my great childhood friend Reuben Aaronson, with major contributions from local friends Jim Jewell and Greg Allen.
I look forward to your comments about my films and music—many thanks for visiting my site!